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    Wax the table. Candle or paraffin wax. Do not use...

    Wax the table. Candle or paraffin wax. Do not use silicone, it will penetrate the timber and give problems when polishing.
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    I've never seen a bull ride a motor cycle.

    I've never seen a bull ride a motor cycle.
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    A riving knife that is not correct for the blade...

    A riving knife that is not correct for the blade is all of that and more. The correct knife and it can save your life.
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    What was his problem with riving knives?

    What was his problem with riving knives?
  5. I have a fox who comes and sits outside the door...

    I have a fox who comes and sits outside the door of my shed to listen to either the thicknesser or the jointer. He would sit there for hours. Don't know how he would feel about a spiral head. Hit a...
  6. Im one of those strange blokes that prefers a...

    Im one of those strange blokes that prefers a soft bench top. Most of my work is in Australian cedar so a soft bench is much more sympathetic. Yes, dings do happen but an annual steam brings the...
  7. A slab of Californian redwood would solve your...

    A slab of Californian redwood would solve your problem. Light weight and stable. How many would you like?
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    The leaves tell the story. It will be Antique...

    The leaves tell the story. It will be Antique wood.
  9. Timber shrinks and swells, always. Wet shrinks...

    Timber shrinks and swells, always. Wet shrinks and dry swells. Your timber is no different. Like any fifty year old, it needs room to move.
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    I made a dining suite for a client some years...

    I made a dining suite for a client some years back. The brief was Australian red cedar, Colonial style, designed to accommodate a 23stone gentleman who regularly attended family functions. The client...
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    A couple of pros for loose tenons: Increase...

    A couple of pros for loose tenons: Increase strength with stronger timber specie. Save tenon lengths on expensiive, decorative stock. I make and repair a lot of chairs. The main repair is usually...
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    I think there are 5 species in the genus. 4 in...

    I think there are 5 species in the genus. 4 in NQLD and one in NT. If it is Montana then it is known as Antique wood. Leichardtii is known as Bone wood. Hard to pick them apart as sawn timber. Yes,...
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    Looks like Bonewood to me. Macropteranthes...

    Looks like Bonewood to me. Macropteranthes leichardtii (I think the spelling is right.) Planes well but hard on tools. Checks badly when drying even with sealer.
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    The face surface is waxed for a bit of extra...

    The face surface is waxed for a bit of extra water resistance. You may have trouble getting coatings to stick. Sand back or turn the sheets over should solve the problem.
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    Then if it's not teak it will do 'till you get...

    Then if it's not teak it will do 'till you get some.:)
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    Teak should be greasy when planed, particularly...

    Teak should be greasy when planed, particularly the edge on a flat sawn or back sawn board, which is what your boards are.
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    SOLD: I'll take it. PM sent.

    I'll take it. PM sent.
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    I think you will find the pullers are trade...

    I think you will find the pullers are trade taught and the pushers are self refined.
  19. I would think you will be pretty safe at 400mm....

    I would think you will be pretty safe at 400mm. Well seasoned timber is more inclined to swell than shrink and shrink is what causes cracking.
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    Australian red cedar is another Qld native. Huon...

    Australian red cedar is another Qld native. Huon Pine and red cedar would make a nice, upmarket combination.
  21. Thread: More Salvage

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    Jimmy Barns wood - Loud.

    Jimmy Barns wood - Loud.
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    Tell me about "wonderful." What sander, what...

    Tell me about "wonderful." What sander, what dusty?
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    My sander has four lifting/tie down eyes on the...

    My sander has four lifting/tie down eyes on the top corners. I fitted an electric winch to the roof ridge and winch the sander up into the roof space when not required.
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    If resin is the problem, you will probably find...

    If resin is the problem, you will probably find the courser grits will clog even quicker. I never go under 120 on a drum sander as they run too fast for the courser grits and dust extraction on these...
  25. A good stump and well worth the effort. I have...

    A good stump and well worth the effort. I have dug a lot of stumps in my time and have rarely been disappointed. BobL has touched on some major points of concern and he is correct. This is not an...
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    You can't fix stupid with duct tape.

    You can't fix stupid with duct tape.
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    I use the same tools be it sitting or standing. I...

    I use the same tools be it sitting or standing. I prefer longer handles rather than short but that is just a personal thing. Tilting the lathe towards you makes sitting and turning much easier but...
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    SOLD: I'll take these. PM sent.

    I'll take these. PM sent.
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    SOLD: What's the tally?

    What's the tally?
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    Sticky: Charles.

    Charles.
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    I thought that was a G string.

    I thought that was a G string.
  32. WITHDRAWN: WOW! I am surprised nobody has jumped on this. I...

    WOW! I am surprised nobody has jumped on this. I have the larger version of the same machine. It has performed well, no issues.
    No its not a Felder but its not to be sneezed at for the asking price.
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    Wait a bit longer and the gap should widen enough...

    Wait a bit longer and the gap should widen enough to back a truck in to collect the bench.:D
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    Sticky: Stomach.

    Stomach.
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    A router will do for the cut outs.

    A router will do for the cut outs.
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    Ok, here are a few tips for hard hardwoods: Make...

    Ok, here are a few tips for hard hardwoods: Make sure your blade is suitable and sharp. Correct blade tension. Check tension frequently(blade stopped.) Plenty of lubrication on blade (water) Keep the...
  37. Thread: kauri pine

    by rustynail
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    Cut as close to the ground as possible. This will...

    Cut as close to the ground as possible. This will retain a bit of root flare. Dock at 900mm. A butcher will love you. Best timber for butchers blocks and the flared base acts as a good footing.
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    Veneered MDF or plywood for both layers would be...

    Veneered MDF or plywood for both layers would be much easier than using wide boards. More stable and no short grain which would be the problem at the base of each of the slots.
  39. Thread: kauri pine

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    Shoot the neighbour:o

    Shoot the neighbour:o
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    VICTORIA Peter, I have sent you a PM to confirm.

    Peter, I have sent you a PM to confirm.
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    I think you will find Greygum almost as difficult...

    I think you will find Greygum almost as difficult as Ironbark. Maybe keep your eye out for a pine log or two. Stringybark would be a good starter into hardwoods.
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    VICTORIA If you will accept $1100 I will take it?

    If you will accept $1100 I will take it?
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    Sticky: Basket case.

    Basket case.
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    Hi Kel and welcome to the Forum. Congrats on your...

    Hi Kel and welcome to the Forum. Congrats on your purchase. Just a couple of suggestions; If there is somebody in your area with the same or similar mill it would be a good idea to spend a day with...
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    Kwila is durable but a mongrel for tannin stains...

    Kwila is durable but a mongrel for tannin stains on masonry. So if you have paving or flagging you may have issues. As you are in Cairns, Crows Ash would be a good alternative (low tannin content)...
  46. WITHDRAWN: I had a chat with my son (Electrical Engineer)...

    I had a chat with my son (Electrical Engineer) about this. He is surprised you are stripping out a three year old system just to go extra power plus 3ph. He is a suspicious little bugger at the best...
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    When I was an apprentice the sadistic bastards...

    When I was an apprentice the sadistic bastards liked to run them just before lunch.
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    Shake can be caused by a few different things;...

    Shake can be caused by a few different things; Loose frame components, Insufficient bracing, Low tension to blade, Poor quality blade, Dull blade, Too much hook on the teeth, Incorrect feed speed,...
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    Sorry, I should have been more specific. Like...

    Sorry, I should have been more specific. Like you, most of my work these days is in solid, furniture timber. When ripping narrows I prefer the fence past the blade, as you have suggested. For wide...
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    White beech though durable is highly susceptible...

    White beech though durable is highly susceptible to borer (Lyctus) and termite. I would suggest Sequoia if you can find a tree lopper or backyard miller. These trees were often grown as garden...
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